Protests in Rome Turn Violent

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Occupy Wall Street movement went global over the weekend, with protests held in 950 cities in 80 countries around the world. While the majority of the demonstrations were peaceful, protests in Rome turned violent, with 135 people injured and over €1 million in damage. Cars were burned, bank windows were shattered, and a church was desecrated as the protests over austerity measures and irresponsible banking practices degraded into violence. BBC correspondent Hugh Sykes has the latest on the aftermath. 

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Angel from Miami, FL

The only people afraid of these protestors are the bailed-out conglomerates, high-roller investors, and the wannabes who love them both. It's understandable that large companies and their investors would find this troubling. After all, they've paid a lot of money into skewing the system in their favor. But it's just sad when folks, like "listener", believe they will someday become as wealthy or will benefit from an investor's "trickling down". If you're old enough to leave a comment in favor of a corporation here you're too old to become a billionaire or prosper from one. However, you are the perfect mark for a Ponsi schemer!

Oct. 17 2011 10:42 AM
listener

"Forget the anarchists for a moment"
Of course.
Wasn't there a big conversation earlier this year in the US about how irresponsible political rhetoric could spark violence?
Who are some of the heroes of the "peaceful protesters" in Italy? Perhaps Che, Mao and others like them?

Oct. 17 2011 10:17 AM

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